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Rita F. (Colaizzi) Albanese
April 27, 2024


Albanese, Rita F. (Colaizzi) Life long resident of West Roxbury. April 27, 2024. Beloved wife of the late Gaetano “Tom” Albanese for 63 years. Devoted mother of Linda McNamee of Mansfield and her late husband Jack, Nancy Pero and her husband Bill of West Roxbury, Steven Albanese of Tucson, AZ and James Albanese and his wife Kelly of Attleboro. Loving grandmother of Kristi Pero Bennett, Shawn McNamee, Liam Pero, Danielle Albanese, Tommy Albanese, Scott Pero and Tyler Albanese. Great grandmother of Brennan, Mia, Logan, Sofia, Paisley and Delaney. Sister of the late Robert Colaizzi and Louise Travers. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Rita was a long time librarian for Boston Public Schools for 20 years until her retirement in 2001. She had a constant love of learning, but most of all loved her family.

Visitation at the P.E. Murray-F.J. Higgins, George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 2000 Centre St. West Roxbury on Wednesday, May 1, from 4-7pm. Funeral from the funeral home on Thursday, May 2, at 9am followed by a funeral Mass in St. Theresa of Avila Church, West Roxbury at 10am. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.

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P. E. Murray - F.J. Higgins - George F. Doherty Funeral Home
2000 Centre Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132